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Chinese Art Activist Returns to Ruins of Bulldozed Arts District

Written by An Xiao BEIJING — Photographer and installation artist Wu Yuren (吴玉仁), who Hyperallergic profiled last year for his activist work, has returned after a year to visit the 008 and Zhengyang arts districts, both the sites of a

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Posted in Human Rights, Political Censorship

50 People Get Naked for Art on Wall Street, 3 Get Arrested

Written by Hrag Vartanian Wall Street is a bizarre place. Major investment banks, hedge funds and other members of the world’s financial elite tank the world’s economy and practically no one gets arrested. Fifty participants in a performance art project

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Posted in Human Rights, Political Censorship

Horn of Africa Children Exposed to Lifetime Trauma

Written by Cathy Majtenyi | Dadaab, Kenya Drought, famine, and warfare have profound physical and psychological impacts on children, especially those three years old and under. Malnutrition and disease at these vulnerable ages leave a lasting mark that stretch into

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Posted in Human Rights

10 Killed in Battle to Keep Somali Aid Flowing

At least 10 people are reported to have been killed in the Somali capital Mogadishu, as African Union and government forces battle militants to protect the flow of food aid. Witnesses said the deaths occurred during heavy fighting Thursday –

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Posted in Human Rights

15 Years in Prison For Taping the Cops? How Eavesdropping Laws Are Taking Away Our Best Defense Against Police Brutality

More and more people use their smartphones to record police misconduct. But laws against wiretapping are being used to intimidate and stop them. Written by Rania Khalek Over Memorial Day weekend this past May, residents of Miami Beach witnessed a

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Posted in Human Rights

A Situation of Parenti Control? Has WikiLeaks Inspired Artist @ExiledSurfer Been Censored, Blocked on US Government Networks?

Re-published from Wikileaks-Movie.com under the Creative Commons License Written by Jacob Andrews @exiledsurfer censored? ArtificialEyes.tv, the website and blog operated by artist and “Wikivisionary” Michael Parenti, appears to have been blocked and censored on at least one U.S. government computer network. While WikiLeaks-Movie.com is

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Posted in Human Rights

Social Injustice Highlighted at Silverdocs Film Festival

More than 100 documentaries screened near US capital Social justice is a key theme at the 9th annual Silverdocs Documentary Festival, a collaborative effort of the American Film Institute and the Discovery Channel. Regarded as one of the most important

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Posted in Censorship

Apple’s Orwellian Censorship Patent

Earlier today it was brought to TMV’s attention that Apple is developing software that is capable of sensing when someone is trying to record a live event and then switching off the devices camera. It has been suggested that this

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights

Controversial ‘Jesus Ants’ Art Goes Marching Again — on Bicoastal Tour

A crucifix in the video “A Fire in My Belly,” part of the ‘Hide/Seek’ exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The image shows Christ on the cross with ants crawling over his body and face. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr) A controversial

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Posted in Human Rights

World Press Photo Exhibit Closes Early Over Censorship

          A World Press Photo exhibit in Beirut is shutting down early after Lebanese authorities ordered the removal of an Israeli photographer’s prize-winning work, an organizer of the exhibit said Friday. Erik de Kruijf, a World

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